ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award
The ALAA Graduate Student Travel Award was created in 2017. The award, generously funded by former ALAA president Patricia Sarro, will provide $500 toward expenses related to attending the CAA annual conference, ALAA business meeting, and ALAA sponsored sessions. Funds may be put towards hotel costs, registration, or airfare/ground travel. The awardee need not be presenting (although presenters are encouraged to apply), but should demonstrate a specific need to attend sessions or visit archives in the conference city. Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the proposal, as well as financial need. A call for applications will be sent to the listserve each September and will be due at the end of October. The awardee will be selected by the executive committee and will be notified of his/her acceptance by mid-November. Funds will be paid upon receipt of the award, but awardee must submit receipts to ALAA verifying that funds have gone toward conference expenses (within 2 weeks of returning from the conference). The awardee is also expected attend the ALAA business meeting at the conference where he/she will be recognized as an award recipient. The awardee will also receive one year of complimentary ALAA membership.